Nice opening set of contemporary Funk, Soul, and Rhythm Blues feat tracks by Orgone, Black Joe Lewis The Honeybears, The New Mastersounds, and James Hunter. Second half is heavy Afro Funk including The Afro Soultet, K Frimpong His Cubano Fiestas, Tony Allen, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, African Connection, and Dirty Drummer…
The first hour of this program presents music from Cuba and Colombia and a full ½ hour dedicated to Copla Asturiana, from Northwest Spain. The second hour includes music from Mexico. The literature segments presents “Nuestra América”, the classic essay by the Cuban José Martí.
February is Black History Month, and to celebrate KFAI will be featuring special programming throughout the month.
Tonight’s edition of MinneCulture features an encore presentation Penumbra Theater, produced by Andy Driscoll. For nearly 35 years, Penumbra Theatre has been producing plays by, of and for the African-American community. Its legacy includes 27 world premieres of important plays by Black playwrights, and the starting place for all of August Wilson’s productions.
In this special radio documentary, meet members of Penumbra’s highly revered company of actors and performers, including its founding Artistic Director, Lou Bellamy.
Mixing it up again…from classic Tubby dubs, to some heavy new dubstep sounds. New roots from Ragana (the 2010 A Long Delay Ago release); new roots dub from Pale Rider; the second collaboration from Jazz’min Tutum Madtone; and the new world-dubstep compilation Generation Bass Presents – Transnational Dubstep (Six Degrees).